As we already reported, Rand Paul has scheduled to announce his intention to seek the Republican nomination during a speech he’ll deliver in Kentucky on April 7, 2015. Following his speech, Paul will take a multi-state tour of early primary states to carry his campaign launch around the country.
Rand Paul 2016 “Stand with Rand” campaign announcement tour schedule: (times, locations subject to change)
Tuesday, April 7, 2015:
1pm ET – Kick-off speech in Louisville Kentucky
Wednesday, April 8, 2015:
12pm ET – Milford Town Hall in Milford, N.H.
Thursday, April 9, 2015:
Rally in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Friday, April 10, 2015:
11am ET – University of Iowa’s Student Union in Iowa City
Saturday, April 11, 2015:
Nevada, time and venue not yet finalized
Report from The Courier-Journal:
The campaign kick-off will be in Louisville on April 7, as previously reported. He will speak at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel.
The following day, at the same time, Paul will speak at Milford Town Hall in Milford, N.H., a former textile town in the southern part of the Granite State. As nearly everyone knows, New Hampshire is the first primary state in the election cycle.
On April 9, again at noon, Paul will use the World War II aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown (now a floating museum) as his backdrop for a rally in Mount Pleasant, S.C., just across the harbor from Charleston, S.C. South Carolina is an early primary state.
On April 10, the Kentucky lawmaker will be in the attractive college town of Iowa City, Iowa. He is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Central Time in the University of Iowa’s Student Union. Iowa will conduct the first presidential caucuses – the opening showdown among what is likely to be many GOP presidential hopefuls.
Finally, on April 11, Paul will be in Nevada. A location has not yet been determined. But anywhere is a gamble in that state (ha-ha).
The tour will certainly help raise his profile in these early states after he’s formally declared a candidacy.